CASE COMMENT : ANTICOMPETITIVE AGREEMENTS - AGREEMENTS OF MINOR IMPORTANCE - DE MINIMIS - MARKET SHARES

De minimis: The Paris Court of Appeal refuses to apply the de minimis rule in spite of the firm market shares are under 10% (SNCF)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. [Cour d'Appel de Paris, pôle 5, chambre 5-7, 23 February 2010, RG n° 2009/05544, Sté SNCF c/ Sté Expedia] Facts The SNCF operates the railway network, soon to be opened to competition for passengers, but also downstream markets, such as the marketing of tickets and holidays, notably through its website, Voyage-sncf.com, presented as "the SNCF's online travel agency". This site is the result of a partnership with the Expedia group, which has taken the form of a joint subsidiary, now the VSC agency, the purpose of which is to offer travel agency services, other than the distribution of train tickets, on the voyages-sncf.com site. The competing companies

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Karine Biancone, De minimis: The Paris Court of Appeal refuses to apply the de minimis rule in spite of the firm market shares are under 10% (SNCF), 23 February 2010, Concurrences N° 2-2010, Art. N° 31843, www.concurrences.com

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